What is Italian Roast Coffee?
Italian Roast Coffee is a type of dark roast coffee that is popular in Italy and other countries around the world. It is characterized by a dark brown color and a smoky, slightly bitter flavor.
Characteristics of Italian Roast Coffee
- Color: The beans for Italian Roast Coffee are roasted beyond the second crack (when the sugars and starches in the beans expand, rise to the surface, and crack open), resulting in a dark brown color.
- Flavor: Italian Roast Coffee has a distinct, smoky flavor with hints of bitterness.
- Aroma: The aroma of Italian Roast Coffee is strong and pungent, with notes of chocolate and cocoa.
Brewing Italian Roast Coffee
Italian Roast Coffee is best brewed with a French press or other manual brewing methods. When using an electric coffee maker, use the darkest roast setting available. The ideal brewing temperature is between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit.
Italian Roast Coffee is a popular dark roast coffee that has a distinct smoky flavor and aroma. It is best brewed with a French press or manual brewing methods, and should be brewed with the darkest roast setting available in an electric coffee maker.